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State COPS money to bolster police programs, personnel

VACAVILLE — The City Council will consider nearly $150,000 in law enforcement funding proposals when it meets Tuesday. The council will consider $35,000 to lease undercover vehicles for the narcotics enforcement team, $40,000 to help pay for a Police Department secretary and $63,028 will fund law enforcement safety equipment and supplies, according to a spending plan for […]

Kaiser mental health workers announce strike

FAIRFIELD — More than 1,400 Kaiser Permanente clinicians, which includes psychologists, therapists and social workers, will go on strike Nov. 16, the union that represents the group announced. The open-ended strike is expected to affect more than 50 Kaiser Permanente facilities in Northern California. Represented by the National Union of Healthcare Workers, the Kaiser Permanente workers claim Kaiser […]

Vacaville’s holiday season in full swing

VACAVILLE — The holidays are upon us with the sprinkling of holiday craft fairs scheduled almost each weekend from here until just prior to Christmas. Vacaville cracked open the season festivities Saturday with the Holly Days Craft and Gift Fair, which is in its 12th year according to Judy St. George, executive assistant for the Downtown Vacaville Business Improvement […]

Council eyes traffic, parking in EIR for expanded Will C. Wood High stadium

VACAVILLE — Traffic and parking should be analyzed in the environmental impact report on the stadium planned for Will C. Wood High School, states a report the City Council takes up Tuesday. Interested agencies, including the city, have 30 days to comment on the scope of environmental information to be included in the environmental review by […]

Solano County schedules sale of surplus items

FAIRFIELD — Solano County is calling it a surplus computer sale, but clearance sale might be more accurate. Next month’s sale by the General Services Office will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 at the surplus warehouse, 2543 Cordelia Road. Items available include Dell computers, Dell monitors, printers, office chairs, office supplies, […]

Police officer’s killer likely to get life term

FAIRFIELD — It’s routine after a jury’s guilty verdict in a major crime case, particularly if murder, for defense lawyers to file motions seeking new trials or raising other issues before sentencing. That is not the case for the Fairfield man who shot and killed Vallejo police Officer Jim Capoot in 2011. The defense team for Henry A. […]

Good News: 3 students from Vacaville make Azusa dean’s list

Daniel Bell, Annalecia Caires and Kelsie Spoelstra, all of Vacaville, made the academic dean’s list at Azusa Pacific University, according to the university. These students were honored for a spring 2015 grade-point average of 3.5 or better. They are among the 1,880 students receiving the honor. Do you have some good news to share? Send it […]

Interdenominational group meets for World Community Day

VACAVILLE — Women from all denominations came together Friday during World Community Day to celebrate and remember the many services they have contributed over the past year. “This is about what we can do as women to serve the lord,” said Myrlee Potosnak. World Community Day goes back many years, though no one seems to remember exactly […]

4 years probation in Elmira child endangerment case

FAIRFIELD — A woman arrested in August on suspicion of child endangerment and cruelty after detectives searched a home in the rural community of Elmira, east of Vacaville, pleaded no contest Friday to endangering the health of a child and will be sentenced Dec. 2 to four years of probation. Stepheney Shannon, 34, made the […]

Fairfield man faces auto theft charge

FAIRFIELD — Michael Jesus Cisneros was held to answer Friday for the unlawful taking of a vehicle after a Vacaville police officer testified that the Fairfield man’s girlfriend reported Cisneros took her 2010 Ford Focus without permission. The girlfriend was texting Cisneros, 21, about the Focus, but he refused to return the vehicle, Officer Andrew Moriarty testified […]

County prepares for rainy weather

FAIRFIELD — Solano County personnel have been making preparations for rainy weather as forecasters continue to focus on El Nino this winter. The county has been busy preparing for potential flooding, said Don Ryan, Solano Office of Emergency Services manager. County crews have been cleaning culverts and ditches, trimming trees and grading gravel roads. Work has […]

Persimmon harvest set for next 2 Saturdays in Vacaville

VACAVILLE — Urban Farmers, which last year harvested 52,000 pounds of persimmons from a Vacaville orchard, will return to the Leisure Town Road site the next two Saturdays to repeat the feat – and welcomes volunteers to help with the harvest. A widower has an orchard of 810 persimmon trees and asked last year for help […]

Jury convicts in Super Bowl Sunday attempted rape trial

FAIRFIELD — A Vacaville man who preyed upon a drunk woman stumbling away from a Vacaville bar on Super Bowl Sunday is likely heading to prison after being found guilty Thursday of a pair of felonies. Miguel A. Garcia, 26, found the woman in an East Monte Vista Avenue parking lot and led her to […]

Tickets available for Spirit of Solano luncheon

FAIRFIELD — The 20th Annual Spirit of Solano luncheon will occur Dec. 3 at the Hilton Garden Inn. The luncheon will recognize Solano chambers of commerce and honor businesses which embody the spirit of Solano County. The event will be from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn, 2200 Gateway Court. Lunch will […]

Residency requirements change for commission members

FAIRFIELD — Residency requirements have changed for the five members of the Solano County Airport Advisory Commission who are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The board made the change Tuesday by a 4-0 vote, with Supervisor Linda Seifert absent. A previous ordinance required that members appointed by the board reside in the district of […]

Vacaville police nail suspected out-of-town shoplifters

VACAVILLE — An alert Sports Authority employee put Vacaville police on the trail of three suspected shoplifters who were arrested Monday night. More than $3,000 in goods taken from stores in Vacaville and Fairfield were recovered, Vacaville police reported. Erica S. Edwards, 28, of Vallejo, Torfirio Carpenter, 20, of San Francisco, and Saied M. Walker, 25, […]

Solano Child Care Planning Council seeks member

FAIRFIELD — The Local Child Care Planning Council is seeking a Solano County resident to serve as a member and help with planning for child care and development needs. The vacancy is for a consumer – defined as a parent or person who receives, or has received, child care services within the past 36 months. The […]

Fairfield council approves $157,000 worth of wetland credits

FAIRFIELD — Paying $157,000 to buy seasonal wetland creation credits from the Elsie Gridley Mitigation Bank outside Dixon to offset impacts from the construction of the Jepson Parkway project won Fairfield City Council approval Tuesday. Jepson Parkway work, which improves existing roads in Fairfield, Suisun City, Vacaville and unincorporated Solano County, affects 0.6 acres of seasonal […]

Workers plead with Solano board to resolve labor dispute

FAIRFIELD — Solano County workers who filled the chamber Tuesday at the Board of Supervisors meeting listened as more than a dozen employees expressed a range of emotions about resolving an ongoing labor dispute. County workers have been without a contract for 37 days when the collective bargaining agreements between the Service Employees International Union Local 1021, which […]

Vacaville voices worry about not meeting water conservation goals

VACAVILLE — The city stumbled during September and October after three months of meeting its water conservation goals during the summer. Vacaville water users managed to cut their use by 32 percent during September and missed the city-set 35 percent goal for that month. Residents in October cut usage by 24.6 percent, below the 30 percent goal for October, according to figures […]

Members of suspected drug-trafficking family face incarceration

FAIRFIELD — A couple and their two sons, who police have described as “large-scale cocaine (and) methamphetamine traffickers with suspected ties to a Mexican drug-trafficking organization,” agreed to plea deals at a Tuesday court appearance. German A. Inzunza, 50, who court records show has been deported for previous crimes, agreed to a three-year prison sentence in exchange for […]

Solano board OKs real estate document fee to continue fraud unit

FAIRFIELD — The Solano County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to keep a document filing fee at $10, which will continue to fund the Real Estate Fraud Prosecution Unit in the District Attorney’s Office. The board approved the action by a 4-0 vote, with Supervisor Linda Seifert absent. The fee is paid when recording documents […]

Police hunt for Lagoon Valley Park car burglars

VACAVILLE — Police have linked three people who burglarized a car near the Lagoon Valley Dog Park to two other car burglaries in the area thanks to tips generated by the department’s Facebook posting on the crime. Authorities also put out a description of the suspects’ vehicle, which is described as a black or dark gray, […]

Spering to talk about proposed Solano tax increase

VACAVILLE — Solano County Supervisor Jim Spering is the guest speaker at Monday’s Solano County Taxpayers Association meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. at King’s Buffet, 601 Orange Drive. The topic is the proposed countywide 0.05 percent tax increase. The funds are earmarked for road repair. For more information, call George Guynn Jr., association president, at […]

Church invites women of faith to World Community Day

VACAVILLE — The Tri-City Unit of Church Women United will celebrate World Community Day on Friday. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Chandler St. The theme is Our Journey Together. Women of all faiths are invited to attend and bring a friend. Call Norma Richardson, 422-8053, for more information. Reach Amy Maginnis-Honey at 427-6957 or […]

Bond, Brown will battle for box office dollars

FAIRFIELD — Bond and Brown will duke it out at this week’s movie debuts. Daniel Craig returns as superspy James Bond in “Spectre.” In this installment, a cryptic message from Bond’s past puts him on the trail of a sinister organization. At the same time, M, played by Ralph Fiennes, battles political sources to keep the […]

Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center receives stroke award

VACAVILLE — The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association has awarded Kaiser Permanente’s Vacaville Medical Center with its Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, the health care facility announced Monday. The award recognizes Kaiser Permanente’s commitment and success in implementing excellent care for stroke patients, according to evidence-based guidelines. Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical […]

Monday SCC annex classes meeting at Vacaville Center

VACAVILLE — Students with Monday classes at the Solano Community College Vacaville Annex should report to the Vacaville Center. The Vacaville Center is located at 2001 North Village Parkway. The Annex building was flooded due to a water leak. Repairs are underway. The Vacaville Center and all other SCC campuses are not affected by the […]

Holly Day Craft and Gift Fair returns to Vacaville

VACAVILLE — Downtown Vacaville will host its annual Holly Days Craft and Gift Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The event takes place along the 300 block of Main Street. About 40 vendors will sell a wide range of gift items that include jewelry, holiday gift ware, woodworking and crafted art, among other items. For more information, […]

Fall book sale draws to a close

VACAVILLE — Thousands of books and other materials are part of the fall book sale by the Vacaville libraries that ends at 6 p.m. Monday. Money that’s raised from the sale will support library programming for children, teens and adults. The library is located at 1020 Ulatis Drive. For more information, call 1-866-57-ASKUS. Reach the newsroom at 425-4646.

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